College football: Florida State finishes regular season on a roll – NCAA.com
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher says he would rather be talked about than not, even if it is about his coaching future.
Fisher was frequently asked about his interest in LSU the past two months after Les Miles was fired. Those questions were put to rest Saturday after Ed Orgeron had the interim title removed.
This has been the second straight season Fisher’s name has been mentioned about openings. He doesn’t think it will be the last.
“When you’re successful, people do that,” Fisher said after his No. 12 Seminoles defeated No. 15 Florida 31-13 on Saturday. “When I was at LSU, Coach (Nick) Saban had it every year. Every year I was ever around him he was going to 32 different jobs. It was 10 times worse as far as jobs and things.”
Besides Saban, Fisher mentioned another one of his former bosses when it comes to dealing with coaching rumors. Fisher is quick to point out that Bobby Bowden had to deal with such questions during his first 10 years coaching Florida State.
The difference though between LSU and other openings was Fisher’s history with the school. He was the offensive coordinator there for seven seasons before coming to Florida State.
Fisher said the only time he brings up his future with the team is when he was asked directly by players or recruits. He also added that there weren’t too many questions about whether he was remaining at Florida State.
“I’m straight honest with them. They can read my body language. They can read me. If they ask, I tell them. They know,” he said. “There’s a trust factor, and I trust them, and hopefully they trust me.”
Defensive end DeMarcus Walker and running back Dalvin Cook said they